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Sumner (surname)

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Sumner is a surname. It originates from the English-language word that is spelled, in modern English, summoner, denoting a person who serves a summons. In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, one of the characters is a summoner (see "The Summoner's Tale"); a Middle English spelling is Somonour. Other spellings include Sumpner, Somner, and Summoner. Among the notable people with this surname are the following:

  • Allen Melancthon Sumner (1882–1918), American Marine
  • Andrew Sumner, British movie journalist and publisher
  • Benedict Humphrey Sumner (1893-1951), British historian
  • Bernard Sumner (born 1956), British musician
  • Brian Sumner (born 1979), British skateboarder
  • Carl Sumner (1908–1999), American baseball player
  • Charles Sumner (1811–1874), American politician
  • Charles Richard Sumner (1790–1874), Anglican bishop (Landaff and then Winchester)
  • Charlie Sumner (born 1930), American football player and coach
  • Cid Ricketts Sumner (1890–1970), American novelist
  • Claude Sumner, Canadian philosopher
  • Edwin Vose "Bull" Sumner (1797–1863), American Civil War general
  • George Sumner (disambiguation)
  • Gordon Sumner (born 1951), British musician better known as Sting, singer of the band The Police
  • Heywood Sumner (1853–1940), English artist, designer, writer and archaeologist
  • Increase Sumner (1746–1799), American politician and jurist
  • J. D. Sumner (1924–1998), American singer and songwriter
  • James B. Sumner (1887–1955), American biochemist
  • Jethro Sumner (1733–1785), American Revolutionary War general
  • Joe Sumner (born 1976), British musician
  • Joe Sumner (born 1991), British gangster
  • John Sumner (actor born 1951), British actor
  • John Sumner (17th-century actor) (died May 1649), an English theatre actor
  • John Bird Sumner (1780–1862), Anglican bishop / Archbishop of Canterbury
  • John Robert Sumner (1850–1933), English amateur footballer, played in 1873 FA Cup Final (grandson of John Bird Sumner)
  • Joseph Burton Sumner (1837–1920), American settler
  • John S. Sumner (1876–1971), head of New York Society for the Suppression of Vice from 1915 to 1950
  • Kelly Sumner, British businessman
  • L. W. Sumner (born 1941), Canadian philosopher
  • Mary Sumner (1828–1921), founder of the Mothers' Union
  • Mary Lou Sumner (1927-2002), American politician
  • Robert Sumner (born 1922), American evangelist and writer
  • Samuel S. Sumner (1842–1937), American general
  • Sarah Sumner (21st century), American Evangelical theologian
  • Sophie Sumner (born 1990), British fashion model
  • Steve Sumner (born 1955), New Zealand football player
  • T. B. Sumner, American politician
  • Thomas Hubbard Sumner (1807–1876), American mariner
  • Tim Sumner (physicist), Professor of Experimental Physics at Imperial College London
  • Tim Sumner (footballer) (born 1994), Australian rules footballer
  • Walt Sumner (born 1947), American football player
  • William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), American sociologist
  • William H. Sumner (1780–1861), Boston historical figure
  • William Sumner (Hawaii) (1786–1847), ship captain and early English settler of Hawaii
  • William Keolaloa Sumner (1816–1885), Hawaiian chief and landholder
  • John Kapilikea Sumner (1820–1915), Hawaiian chief and landholder
  • Nancy Sumner (1839–1896), Hawaiian chiefess and lady-in-waiting
  • Elizabeth Keawepoʻoʻole Sumner (1850–1911), Hawaiian chiefess and lady-in-waiting
  • References

    Sumner (surname) Wikipedia


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